Ex-Navy man robs BMW at knifepoint, arrested
NEW DELHI: He was an ex-serviceman in Indian Navy and the greed of a car turned him into a robber.
On Tuesday, Bharat Singh, a resident of Mahendergarh in Haryana, set off wearing a fake police uniform to disguise his prey near Mahipalpur in south Delhi. A driver of a BMW car fell in his trap and stopped the car after Singh signalled him.
The driver Khemchand had just dropped the owner at IGI airport and was returning when he was asked for a lift by Singh. As Khemchand stopped, Singh overpowered him with a knife and asked him to get down.
Khemchad was left with no other option than to get down without resistance. However, the driver left his mobile phone inside the car and got down with the car keys.
Singh, who was not aware of the functioning of BMW X5 which automatically stops without a key, caught the robber by surprise. The car stopped after half a kilometer and Bharat was stranded alone on the road along with the car near Manesar.
Meanwhile, Khemchand informed Delhi Police about the robbery and soon the cops formed teams to trace the accused. The cops also contacted their counterparts in Gurugram to trace both the car and the accused.
However, Singh called for a tow away crane to take the car to his house in Mahendergarh in Haryana. By now, the Delhi police who was tracking the driver's phone, zeroed down on his location.
Singh was taken by surprise when the cops reached him and arrested him near Khekri Daula Toll Plaza, NH-8.
"We arrested him when he was trying to tow away the car. One Delhi Police uniform, one knife used by accused in commission of crime, robbed mobile phone of complainant has been recovered from hi possession. Further investigation is in progress." said Additional DCP South Chinmoy Biswal.